Geological phenomena on asteroids
Recent years have seen several space missions to asteroids, returning close-up images of these asteroids at an unprecedented resolution. These images now allow the study of geological phenomena (e.g. landslides) on asteroids, which will be a new window into the evolution of these bodies.
This project will involve studying the images of these asteroids to identify geological processes and classify them based on spatial and temporal frequency.
The student will learn image processing algorithms, as well as accessing and mining a large database.